Tuesday 5th March 2013 | Rabi-us-Sani 22, 143
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Missing containers case: Rs5m of Rs54bn recovered

By Our Staff Reporter


ISLAMABAD, March 4: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) cut a sorry figure before the Supreme Court on Monday when it conceded its helplessness in the recovery of customs duties and taxes from importers, clearing and forwarding agents and bonded carriers for over a year in the missing Nato containers scam...

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Karachi shuts to mourn its dead: Shooting and arson keep city on edge

By S. Raza Hassan and Imran Ayub

KARACHI, March 4: As the city shut down on Monday in mourning for the people killed in Sunday’s deadly bombing, violence accompanied by firing, arson attacks and exchange of heavy gunfire along the Superhighway after the burial of Abbas Town victims, left at least two men dead and 12 wounded.

The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) accused the Rangers of attacking peaceful funeral participants returning from the Wadi-i-Hussain graveyard, where most of the bombing victims were buried...

Govt has failed to protect citizens, observes SC

By Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, March 4: The gruesome murder of scores of people in a massive bomb blast in Karachi forced the Supreme Court on Monday to observe that the federal and provincial governments had failed to protect the life and property of citizens.

Taking a suo motu notice on the incident, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry summoned a comprehensive reply from Advocate General of Sindh Abdul Fateh Malik and fixed the matter on Wednesday before its Karachi registry where a bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim is hearing a number of cases...

Zardari seeks to allay US concerns

By Zulqernain Tahir

LAHORE, March 4: Allaying concerns of the United States over the $7.5billion Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that Pakistan did not intend to offend anyone by pursuing this project of national importance.

“Let me tell you, Pakistan does not want to offend anyone. It is a sovereign country and has every right to pursue projects in its national interest,” the president said at the Governor’s House after inaugurating two recently completed projects — Allai Khwar and Jinnah hydroelectric power projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and a dry port at Premnagar...

Voting right for overseas Pakistanis an uphill task: govt

By Our Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD, March 4: Attorney General Irfan Qadir told the Supreme Court on Monday that the grant of voting right to overseas Pakistanis in the coming general election was an uphill task.

“It is surely not an easy task prior to the coming elections,” the attorney general informed a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry that had taken up petitions of Chaudhry Nasir Iqbal and PTI chief Imran Khan seeking voting rights for Pakistanis living abroad...

Musharraf blames US for terrorism

By Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON, March 4: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has blamed failed US policies for the rise in terrorism in South Asia.

In an article he wrote for the Foreign Policy magazine, the former military ruler said the Americans made the first blunder in 1989 when they abandoned Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal and distanced themselves from Pakistan...

Industrial policy of PTI aims at creating 10m jobs

By A Reporter

ISLAMABAD, March 4: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf unveiled on Monday its nine-point industrial policy and claimed that it would revive the industry by restoring confidence of investors and creating 10 million jobs.

“Industry in Pakistan is in dire straits due to crippling energy crisis, lack of access to finance and skill shortages. The industrial policy aims to build solid foundations for the revival of the industry, create 10 million jobs for youths over the next five years and make the sector more viable and competitive in the international market,” PTI leader Asad Umar said while unveiling the policy...

Indian court puts govt in bind on beheading claims

By Our Correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 4: India’s Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government if it proposed to take the alleged beheading of Indian soldiers by Pakistanis before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

NEW DELHI, March 4: India’s Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government if it proposed to take the alleged beheading of Indian soldiers by Pakistanis before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague...

Malala, Bill Clinton among Nobel peace prize nominees

OSLO, March 4: The Norwegian Nobel Committee says a record 259 nominations have been received for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, with publicly disclosed candidates including Malala Yousufzai and a US soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

The secretive committee doesn’t reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. This year those include Bradley Manning, the US Army private who has admitted sending classified documents to WikiLeaks and 15-year-old Malala who was shot in the head by Taliban militants while on her way home from school in Swat.Fifty of the nominations were for organisations, the committee said on Monday. The previous record of 241 nominations was in 2011...

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